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Mathematical Vocabulary Words Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

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Mathematical Vocabulary Words Study Guide

Activity 1: PICK-A-WORD

Circle the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence.

  1. Money that's sent to you on a regular basis for a set amount of time is known as a(n)
    1. aggregate.
    2. annuity.
    3. deficit.
    4. fiscal.
  2. When you measure the distance around a tree, that figure is known as a(n)
    1. algorithm.
    2. inflation.
    3. diameter.
    4. circumference.
  3. Finding the median is the same thing as finding the
    1. middle point.
    2. starting point.
    3. ending point.
    4. average point.
  4. In business, a company may trade or purchase a(n)
    1. promissory.
    2. denominator.
    3. commodity.
    4. fiscal.
  5. The type of math that primarily deals with shapes is
    1. algebra.
    2. calculus.
    3. geometry.
    4. perpendicular.
  6. When the prices of everything consumers want to buy keep rising, that's known as
    1. deficit.
    2. inflation.
    3. recession.
    4. scarcity.
  7. Lines that are drawn at right angles are
    1. geometry.
    2. algorithm.
    3. median.
    4. perpendicular.
  8. When you realize you are completely out of soda and chips on a Saturday night, you realize you have a serious
    1. scarcity.
    2. recession.
    3. equation.
    4. integers.
  9. When your paycheck is less than the amount of bills you owe, you are experiencing a(n)
    1. inflation.
    2. deficit.
    3. promissory.
    4. recession.
  10. When your best friend swears on paper that he will pay you back as soon as he gets paid next Friday, this is referred to as a _____ note.
    1. integers
    2. commodity
    3. deficit
    4. promissory

Activity 2: WHICH ONE DOES NOT BELONG?

Read the words in each group below. Circle the one that doesn't fit.

  1. algebra, calculus, annuity
  2. deficit, commodity, scarcity
  3. equation, recession, inflation
  4. aggregate, integers, denominator
  5. circumference, fiscal, diameter

Activity 3: WHAT AM I?

Read each question, then write the appropriate answer from this lesson's vocabulary words.

  1. I use letters as symbols when talking about mathematical relationships. What am I?
  2. I'm the bottom number you see when you're figuring out a recipe. What am I?
  3. I'm what happens when the economy begins to slow way down. What am I?
  4. I'm two of the lines you make when you write an uppercase "H." What am I?
  5. I'm the gross amount that goes on the bottom line. What am I?

Activity 4: TRUE OR FALSE?

Read each statement. Write T if it's true or F if it's false.

  1. Algorithms are used to help solve mathematical problems.
  2. The word denominator is used outside of math to indicate people who are quite diverse.
  3. are examples of integers.
  4. Circumference and perimeter are similar in meaning.
  5. Geometry is math that centers on relationships of points, lines, and angles.

Answers

Activity 1: PICK-A-WORD

  1. b
  2. c
  3. a
  4. c
  5. c
  6. b
  7. d
  8. a
  9. b
  10. d

Activity 2: WHICH ONE DOES NOT BELONG?

  1. annuity
  2. commodity
  3. equation
  4. denominator
  5. fiscal

Activity 3: WHAT AM I?

  1. algebra
  2. denominator
  3. recession
  4. perpendicular
  5. aggregate

Activity 4: TRUE OR FALSE?

  1. True
  2. False
  3. False
  4. True
  5. True
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